Open a bank account

Everything you need to know to open a bank account upon your arrival.

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A French bank account

A bank account in France costs between 4 to 8 €/month (except if you go to the BNP bank*). 

Please do not forget to inform your bank before departing to France to prevent the bank from withholding your international transfers (from your foreign account to your French one). 

Partnership with BNP Paribas bank

*GOBELINS has a partnership with BNP Paribas bank. Enjoy a bank account and a debit card for free for the duration of your studies, plus a €80 credit as a welcome offer!

BNPParibas contact

List of documents needed to open a bank account in France

  • Identity card and/or Passport 
  • VISA 
  • Student card and/or Attestation de travail (only if you are planning on working while being at school) 
  • Proof of residence in France (Ex: Last utility bill or rental agreement in your name, or dormitory certificate) 

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